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  1. 9 points
    Update : Repairing the gearbox The second gear popped out several times while carrying the car to home. Also 1st gear had a bad noise. So decided to open the box and check. This is my first experience of repairing a gearbox. So went through the workshop manual few times before try it. But it was not that much complex as I thought . Above images are the initial status of gearbox. Firstly noticed that there was very low oil amount inside it while manual says its 1.3 liters. The speedometer cable & drive pinion was missing and that could be the reason to fill oil partially. These pictures shows casing, rare cover, second motion shaft, three shifter shafts & gear selectors. Replaced the first motion shaft razor RLS 8. All other parts was in good shape. But there was enough dirt inside the box. So cleaned everything and washed with kerosene oil. Finally could not find packing set even from S**ana motors, Panchikawatta. So had to prepare all packing myself.
  2. 5 points
    First of all, Tarragon is a car sale guy. Obviously the review will be targeted at peddling overpriced pieces of sh*t like Premio and Allion. Like any car sale guy's review, it will not contain any technical depth or knowledge about the actual Japanese market (like irage pointed out). Buyers have much better options than Premios and Allions for 7.5 mn price range. So car sale guys are desperately looking for fools to sell the allions and premios.
  3. 5 points
    First of all, Sri Lanka is NOT the land of honking. If you think that's the case, you haven't been to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam or any other Asian country, even Thailand for that matter. Honking is relatively less in Sri Lanka compared to most of our neighbours. I am not promoting honking at all. I don't want morons who sit in front of a computer to tell the whole world that we are worst at something when we are really not. Secondly, it is very unethical to blatantly copy-paste tonnes of text. I would say it's more unethical than honking at random.
  4. 4 points
    Here are some images after applying the top coat. Used Toyota white 058 as the color.
  5. 4 points
    After sanding the primer, applied the filler coat. Gray color filler applied on the body shell. Later thought to use white color filler as the top coat will be white.
  6. 4 points
    Isn't it nice when you have some kind of AV system installed already when u r spending more than 7Mil? Its up to the user to get it changed or keep it as it is. its not something that car sellers has to decide, these are all marketing gimmicks made by car sellers. Good old days we got some really good AV systems like pioneer carrozzerias. BTW, this is not a forum like elakiri, people here knows and has some taste on good vehicles.
  7. 3 points
    Am an outdoor kinda person who likes to travel, this curfew was killing me so bad that I have been using the Samurai to go down to the the adjoining land. This helps the vehicle have a bit of running and for me to enjoy. So I thought of doing a video of it going through some obstacles. Sadly couldnt get more videos as I was relying on a cinnamon bush to hold the phone.
  8. 3 points
    So coming down from Bambarakanda I lost one of the headlamp lenses which put back driving for a coupe of weeks until the LED's came. The end product is as follows, From this, to this -
  9. 3 points
    You have posted your question in the wrong section sir. For second hand prices, search adsites and ask your nearest broker.
  10. 3 points
    Update : Brake system rebuilt with a master pump repair kit, wheel cylinder rubbers (washers) and new brake liners. All pipes cleaned, flushed and filled with new oil. Here are some images.
  11. 3 points
    Great to be back tho. Need to rescue this forum from the thel hingannas!
  12. 3 points
    Wow! These techs are like from out of this world. I can't recall these even existed in the past decade or will exist in the near future. Maybe that's why these cars are so expensive, even close to a brand new Audi A4 or a BMW 3 series. Keep it up your good work fellas. By the way it's too bad to hear that they dropped Premio G Superior package. As I heard there's no such grade for 1.5L version, but comes with1.8 L version. But Toyota Japan specially manufacture these 1.5L G Superior version for Sri Lankan millionaires( redi mudalalis) who are so concerned about saving some fuel on their daily 5km cruise to their business place a.K.a.redi kade.
  13. 2 points
    hi machan. as much as it looks lovely there, the paint wasn't right. had to get the black accents done later on the front and rear bumpers. she's pending a full paintjob anyways. apart from that the honda is more or less done. i'm toying about with an idea for a digital dash, but that's it for now. it just runs, and i'm happy with it doing just that. the datsun is finished too. just some final touches on it. i mean they never really finish do they? its getting a new clutch etc but the shipment is stuck with kapruka global shop and isn't looking pretty at the moment. meanwhile i have the don's cars to take care of as well, so hands are full of 510's these days. loving every moment of it. cheers man!
  14. 2 points
    Thank you for this! In a world with hideous so called hatchbacks posing as 4x4s And mpg crap, value for money, euros This Is like therapy, made my day!
  15. 2 points
    @Sir Lancerlot @Hyaenidae @AVANTE the yanks call burgers, Sandwiches. Its sometimes confused cos of that. Its actually a cheeseburger!
  16. 2 points
    Update Here are the rim painting tasks. After applying filler Final status
  17. 2 points
    Body filling was the next step. Unfortunately I have only few pictures of this step. Anyhow followed the above video instructions throughout the filling process. Additionally applied putty on top of filled areas and small scratches. After all preparation applied the primer coat. Below images are after sanding the primer coat.
  18. 2 points
    True - mine's SR too and really the interior is a dirt magnet plus the fabric on the seats are pretty abrasive. Yeah - I actually did that thanks to a post in the Civic FB group. I love the directions on the meter cluster too
  19. 2 points
    Nice write up πŸ™‚ Mine crossed the 6K mark as well. All in all I'm happy with the buy considering the feature set for the price paid. in addition, some of the things I noticed Rapid de-acceleration from 70 to 0 triggers some type of collision preparation mode, the hazards came on automatically (allegedly the brake lights blink as well, this is according to a friend, could not verify as I was driving) A friend had the AC evaporator getting punctured after a cruise down the express way at 100. Apparently this is a design defect. Had the TPMS playing havoc a couple of times, but no issues after recalibration. My guess is, the TPMS works by measuring the rotations ( ABS sensor data) as the valves in the Civic look like the normal ones. The plain cloth interior (mine is an SR) needs a fair amount of TLC especially if you have kids who didn't financially contribute when you bought the car. Consumption ranges between 7-8.5 kmpl with Eco and Auto Off. The car is mainly used for the school run Had the first puncture, fixed it with the trusty Stop & Go Tire Repair kit. (Luckily I invested in a jack and a spare wheel) Updated the garmin maps a couple of time just for kicks, worked each time like a charm. Love the directions appearing in the center of the dashboard. Had a motor cyclist knock the right side mirror. The upper part of the cover came off but no clips were broken so it went back in with a little persuasion. Again, luckily, the paint protecting wrapping did it's job.
  20. 2 points
    @Magnum today I got a chance to drive a KDH205(correct me if the code is wrong) which is 3000cc and fully loaded with climate control ac. I'm really impressed how this babe perform as a van!! I never thought that I would love to drive a van. But my mind totally changed after driving it. I totally agree with every detail you provided in the review. Really comfortable in long journeys. It's not comfortable as a car, but there is a totally different way how a Hiace handles the potholes or bumps: It just gives a boat like feeling when hitting a pothole, softening the sudden impact. This is totally different from a Hilux. And man the engine is a devil on mountains. I did a few risky overtakes on a hilly road and this babe pulled like a demon. Really impressed how she performed as a van. Would really love to drive something like an Alphard.
  21. 2 points
    You can use a dashboard cover, I have one though I didn't have a problem with reflection - got it to cover the dashboard from direct sunlight
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Every time I see this interior, it makes my heart leap. There should be a picture of this dashboard in the Sinhala dictionary under the phrase "Budu Ammo!".
  24. 2 points
    the fact that you can take criticism (constructive or otherwise) hopefully is a sign that you (even if you are a car salesman) are sincerely trying to achieve something more than just peddling off cars. So I will continue to give you the benefit of the doubt.
  25. 2 points
    It is really impressive to see the interest within you for the content and thank you so much for these genuine, factful feedbacks and criticisms. This is a real push to figure out how the future work should be carried out. Our target is to make information available organized. There what we realized with these expert ideas is that the information should be related to different levels of justifications which would match all the levels of knowledge and expertise that the readers possess. This is just a beginning, meaning we can enhance but you are the drive force. Thanks again and keep in touch. Let's grow together...
  26. 2 points
    Not true...like I mentioned in my previous comment...please do your research when stating facts and figures (which apparently have disappeared again) if you want credibility from actual car enthusiasts. Toyota had the G Superior and G grades only for the 2.0L variant NOT even for the 1.8L variant as you have mentioned. With the current facelift I believe the 2.0L now comes with G and G Ex Package. I am not sure if you have noticed, but Toyota is trimming down the grade variation for the two models (in the Premio you will notice that 1.8L grades and 1.5L grades have overlap)...that is their typical strategy for phasing out the model (in lieu for a new model or a complete exit) As for the 1.5L G Superior... the Premio dealership line (Toyopet stores) did offer an official "G Superior" package as a dealer option package for the 1.5L variant. So whilst on paper the 1.5Ls were F grade you could get an official Toyota dealership G Superior accessories package on it. Granted these options were merely cosmetic and were far less than what you would get in the actual 2.0L G Superior and G grades. To be fair to your statement....yes true...there is a strong possibility that our devious and loving car sales people (and I am sure most of them did) just made up their own "G Superior" packages for the 1.5L.
  27. 2 points
    2 out of the 3 technologies mentioned in the articles are available in my Dash cam (although imperfect).
  28. 2 points
    Wow and apparently "The two models has come with significant design as well as technological improvements. " Redi mudalali's neighbours will surely be impressed.
  29. 1 point
    lol ! We might have to come up with some extreme conversion therapy for you; where we take away all your car keys for a week and assign you that 3-wheel driver from Colpetty with the shagpile roof for all your errands!
  30. 1 point
    See? Destiny... Bro I was gonna have an Alfa in kandy, BMW should be a breeze compared. Get the FD1. The FD4 has 2kmpl less and literary no options what so ever. The whole point in buying an FD1 is the value for money and looks. You get these only on fd1 sunroof pedal shifters Cruise control(fd4 can be done aftermarket) Leather(most) Double din panel included(99%)(aftermarket ok) Climate control ac with the small screen was standard. Im getting old, I cant remember the rest. So yes. Get the FD1, get a mugen bodykit, coilovers, straight pipe, cold air intake and a hard on! Imagine going to kcc in ur raybans and honking at ol class chicks πŸ˜‰. Possible convo - wowww patta wandiya ayyee. Ayya beat ekkuth tyla nee!Race karandako. Shaaaa patta saddai nee. Mawath daan yannako watayak. Oyata kenek innawada ayye? See? Buy it bro Vtec kicked in yo!! Actually iVtec kicked in yo!!!
  31. 1 point
    Nice review, this was one of my wifes first cars, bought one in 2017 after the kei boom Few suggestions, get some dust trap carpeting done, including the rear exposed metal areas, And mudflaps! Very rare but useful. Also installing fog lamps is a diy job, u can get em off ebay, Ours was a less blingy one but I'm sure it did 19 to 20kmpl given that we ran it inclines and slopes, Also the pulling power was decent for its size, manage about 2 100kg persons plug luggage when needed. Its size and economy made it very useful, so much we used it quite often, One such time we were badly harassed by a c*nt in a European suv, given the fact I owned and have owned a plethora of large suvs that was a moral turning point and we gave it away thereafter. And buy a spare wheel, dunlop enasaves have sidewall issues
  32. 1 point
    Hope so, it will be a while before that happens though as we have other plans for the money. Thanks though
  33. 1 point
    The jeep model swift overheats the hell out. Ruined my vacation last time. Is it me or do most Suzuki's overheat? Even the evry is known to over heat. Good writeup bro. Im guessing you already sold the car? Cos the buyer gonna be looking at a jap manual now πŸ˜„
  34. 1 point
    Nice Review! 6-7 KMPL (and that too on 92 ain't bad actually) - we have forgotten the days of Primeras, Cefiros and Gallants and compare fuel economy with the Priuses/Aquas and Fit's. Honestly I'm surprised to see less people embracing the Eclipse as opposed to the vezel craze of 2014-15....but maybe the higher price put people off,and I guess people are a little hesitant to commit for a newer model - an uncle I know did a lot of research about this talked a lot about it and finally bought a premio with his permit πŸ™‚
  35. 1 point
    Thanks for the nice review. Being a user of EC G AWD (for a year now) I endorse your write up....
  36. 1 point
    Wow! That's a lot of work. Do you do your own tinkering? So once you cut out the chassis bar how do you prevent the roof from warping? The B pillar is not supported at the bottom, so doesn't the weight of the roof warp the structure?
  37. 1 point
    Once again β€œA great review β€œ you are doing this community a service by posting unbiased reviews like this. Keep it coming. Here’s hoping a potential buyer will actually be able to locate this review in Autolanka before creating new threads such as β€œ is Honda gp5 is a good car to buy” 😊😊
  38. 1 point
    Biased or unbiased, I just love reading ownership reviews... I've spent hours binge reading 'em over at the Indian equivalent of Autolanka forum, team-bhp.
  39. 1 point
    Haven't planned on selling it yet, even if I do sell, it will be in like 3-4 years or even more.People say if we maintain these right they will run past 300,000 Kms without any trouble I may sell it if Toyota comes with a new Hiace, that is the 300 series, but I wouldn't buy it immediately after the release. Toyota did release an update to the 200, that is GDH201 and GDH206 which comes with a 1GD-FTV engine mated to a 6 forward transmission. I don't have any idea of upgrading it to it.
  40. 1 point
    Nice car and nice write up. Post some pics after the ceramic coating.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Well done mate and truly deserved Glad to see one living the dream and may u win more to come... hopefully i can cheer you next time around.
  43. 1 point
    1. If you drive full out at 130kmph per hour or drive rather aggressively within city limits you would reduce the total range of the car as you are effectively using more energy. 3. Hmm.. buy and live in a caravan. Home will always be right behind :D
  44. 1 point
    @iRage the AL blog is different to AL forum. For each blog posts, there will be a dedicated thread to comment and It's designed to highlight each blog posts published by the blog owner. Therefore it's better to comment under respective blog post.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Transcend DP220. I meant forward collision warning and lane assist. The FW collision warning tends to give false alarms at long distances and the lane assist will bleep even when you legitimately overtake. I've only enabled these features to activate only when the speed is 100+. Otherwise it's just annoying. The camera has good video quality and GPS but don't buy it just for the collision warning or lane assist.
  47. 1 point
    Its really confusing to figure out what you are trying to say...sorry. You get manufacturer options/packages and dealer options/packages....please look up the difference of the two. I have no idea what you mean by "toyota normally doesnt offer customizations between different versions". Different versions of what ? What happens is Toyota only has the base grades and packages. The dealership line (the entire dealership line) quite often takes those base grades and offers additional packages that you can add on top of that.These packages are Toyota authorized packages. Usually the packages are offered on a particular grade/model. However, in more cases than none, some components of these packages can be purchased separately for different grades. Manufacturers like Toyota does not offer true customization. They only offer a select set of choices for each model/grade..which is not pure and true customization you might get from a European marquee. When you order a car from a Toyota dealership you pick and choose the specs from the manufacturer and then the specs from the dealer (most would not even realize which is which as they really don't need to). So when you say you order a car from scratch from the manufacturer...you actually don't get a car from scratch from the manufacturer....you get a car from scratch where the manufacturer does a certain part and the dealer does the finishing (in some cases even things like fog/driving lamps, body kits, etc...are installed by the dealer...nit the manufacturer). I don't know what you mean by the previous 1.8 came in a different chassis. The previous as in the pre-facelift variants ? If so...not true. The chassis (as you call it) is the same between the 1.5, 1.8 and 2.0 variants and entire series came on the T260 frame. The 1.5L was NZT260....NZ because it had the 1NZ engine...the 1.8 was ZRT260 because it came with the 2ZR engine and the 2.0L was ZRT261 as it came with the 3ZR engine but 261 to differentiate it from the 1.8L. In the model codes the last letter+digits identify the frame/model type..the first few letters indicate the engine....just because it is NZT260 and ZRT260 and ZRT261 it does not make it different chassis.
  48. 1 point
    Yes factory releases the car in Japan without the AV system..unless its some sort of integrated system..but the brand new car which the Japanese customer gets has the AV system more often than not....so it is just that almost all cars that are brand new to SL come without one. Which unfortunately get fitted most of the time with crappy Chinese models. Not to sound rude, but to be honest it really doesn't sound like you check anything in your reviews or some comments (thus, the comment about the G Superior...any look at a catalog would show that G Superior was a 2.0L variant EDIT: Just saw the previous post about making a typo sorry....or the fact that the safety features are bundled as part of Toyota's Safety Sense package which is starting to get rolled out on the entire line up). Also, most packages (like the G Superior) that come out have separate fliers which gets changed quite frequently. So interesting to find out how freq you do get these flyers and catalogs. Like I said in my previous post...if you want car enthusiasts to take your reviews more seriously you need to be more professional in your journalism (which is what you are doing....but then again professional journalism in SL is a joke 90% of the time so really can't hold it against you) 1. Site references for your facts and figures properly....For example...how did you get your fuel figures in the review ? Manufacturer gives only combined cycle figures....but you have separate city and highway figures...how did you get it ? did you test it yourself ? or are you just repeating what owners or car sales people say ? (which is complete hog wash) 2. Show some substance in your deductions/analysis...You stated that the Allion has more ground clearance than the Premio. If both cars have the same tire/wheel size, same frame, same suspension and the Premio doesn't have any under hanging body kits...how is it that the Allion is higher than the Premio ? Is it the weight ? (if so would Allion and Premio have different fuel figures ?). 3. Also..if you did do the background checking you should know that this particular model is not the NZT frame. It is the T260 series frame. The same car with the 2.0L engine is ZRT261 (which I am sure you know since you look at the catalogs). Like some of the above comments show...right now the review is just some guy filming two cars saying the same flowery lines the car sales guys feed to the every day Joe... Anyway...kudos....hope the output gets refined in the future...there are quite a few scenic and quiet places for filming.
  49. 1 point
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